When arguing a point -- the best this, the greatest that -- no doubt you've used the persuasive power of numbers to bolster your argument. Opinions fall into three categories: lies, damned lies and statistics. Here are the nation's best, presented without editorial comment, from a statistics standpoint:

POINTS PER GAME RK PLAYER SCHOOL PPG
1 Tyshawn Patterson North Greenville 26.4
2 Trevin Parks Johnson C. Smith 26.0
3 Byron Westmorland Bowie St. 24.7
4 Tyshawan Good Belmont Abbey 24.5
5 Aric Miller Armstrong 24.4
6 Wali Hepburn Lock Haven 24.1
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ASSISTS PER GAME RK PLAYER SCHOOL APG
1 Mike Gabbard Erskine 7.5
2 Dino Mallios St. Anselm 7.3
3 Chris Tanzy North Georgia 7.2
4 Re'Mon Nelson S.C. Aiken 7.1
5 Travis Timmons Southeastern Oklahoma 7.0
6 Craig Nicholson Fort Hays St. 6.8
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FREE-THROW PCT. RK PLAYER SCHOOL FT%
1 Charlie Woods Mo.-St. Louis 97.4
2 Kenny Brown Ferris St. 96.5
3 Alex Hall Drury 95.3
4 Amry Shelby Wayne St. (Neb.) 94.1
- Michael Weber Mo.-St. Louis 94.1
6 Jonathan Hawkins Northwest Nazarene 92.6
Complete list

Related:
Complete NCAA DII men's basketball statistics